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State Transportation Department reports slick conditions on some Okla. Panhandle highways

by Bryan Painter Modified: January 24, 2014 at 10:40 am •  Published: January 24, 2014

Following is the Transporation Department Road Conditions Update as of 10 a.m. Friday:

Slick conditions continue on highways in Cimarron County and Texas County in the Oklahoma Panhandle. As ODOT crews continue to treat highways, drivers should continue to use caution, especially on bridges and overpasses.

During snow and/or ice conditions, motorists need to:
·        Check conditions before getting out on the roads.
·        Be aware of "black ice," which looks wet on the roadway, but is actually a thin layer of ice.
·        Stay at least 200 feet behind road-clearing equipment; crews need room to maneuver and can engage plowing or spreading materials without notice.

by Bryan Painter
Assistant Local Editor
Bryan Painter, assistant local editor, has 31 years’ experience in journalism, including 22 years with the state's largest newspaper, The Oklahoman. In that time he has covered such events as the April 19, 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah...
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